Fayze Hanna

Vancouver Arabic Healing Church, Washington
Lead Church Planter
Vancouver Washington
Vancouver Arabic Healing Church
November 16
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About My Family

I am the pastor of Vancouver Arabic Healing Church. I came from Egypt to the United States with my family in 2012. I am a husband and a father of four children.

At the beginning of 2014, I started studying for a master’s degree in theology and spiritual formation at George Fox University. I then became a pastor’s assistant at Gresham Arabic Church. After my college graduation in April 2017, God called me to plant an Arabic church where it was needed. Vancouver, Wash., turned out to be the place of need.

This church is about reaching all Arabic speakers in Vancouver and providing for their spiritual, social and physical needs. Our mission is to build a community where God is the first and foremost thing in people’s lives and where fellowship and love flow authentically.

About My Church Plant

After graduating from George Fox University with a Master of Arts in Theology with the Spiritual Formation Program, my wife and I were praying and asking God’s guidance, wisdom and leadership. We submitted to serving the Lord and going wherever He would send us. God put on our hearts to plant an Arabic church in Vancouver to serve the Arab community in the area.

Vancouver has no Arabic ministry or church, and it has many Muslim and Christian people from Iraq, Syria and Jordan and will receive more Arab refugees in the future. An Arabic church is severely needed to support those people spiritually and socially. Our vision is to create a welcoming community and safe place that shares the same culture and language to help them cross the culture bridge and establish a social network.

Through the Arabic church we will reach Muslims and all Arabic speakers in the surrounding area. The church will support and provide help for the new families in many areas, such as translation, transportation, applying for SNAP and TANF, finding jobs and building a resumé, finding a place in which to live and help acquire furniture, provide English classes, permit and driving tests, etc.

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